A general shot from center field of the Chicago White Sox game against the Chicago Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field on August 15, 2015

Seeing the Home of the White Sox in Person

U.S. Cellular Field is the baseball field that I have visited the most. Slowly other fields like Alexander Field here in West Lafayette are getting close, but this is still the field that I have the most time in. The funny thing is that I have really not photographed it much. It is only in the last couple of years when I was farther away that I spent more time photographing this park. This game was a good game, but I concentrated more on enjoying the game than making photos of it. It was nice to just sit back and watch a game for once rather than photograph every play of it. I still had some ideas for photos that I could not shake. This was one of them. I wanted a shot of a mostly full stadium from the outfield. I don’t have any of those. It made sense to do it Friday because of the fact that the White Sox were all wearing the number nine for Minnie Minoso. I thought that with the right processing this could look like a much older photo.

Processing the Photo

As I said above I was going for a more retro look here. This is a very modern looking stadium, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it look a little older. When we look at an older photo we recognize certain things in them. I tried to bring some of that into this photo. That coupled with the older uniforms on the players helps me create the retro feel. Sometimes you make the normal photograph that you always make, and other times I feel like you need to go out and create something a little different. Here I decided to try something that I don’t normally do with sports photos. I wanted to use my editing to convey what I felt at that time.

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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